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    Solo Monk is a live album by the great jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It was recorded in 1964-65 and released for Columbia Records. As the title suggests, the album is composed entirely of Monk's solo piano work. The sound of Thelonious Monk as a solo pianist is unique and memorable-- his style, which is singular in its use of rhythm and space, acquires a delicate feel to it when experienced in isolation. The album contains the customary mix of Monk originals and standards-- Monk's stride influences shine through a number of the standards, with great takes of "Dinah" and "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)". These are contrasted well by "I Surrender, Dear" or the unusually fractured "I Should Care". It also includes two tracks never recorded before-- "North of the Sunset" and "Monk's Point".

    Solo Monk Track Listing

    1. "Dinah" [take 2] (Akst, Lewis, Young) - 2:27
    2. "I Surrender, Dear" (Barris, Clifford) - 3:43
    3. "Sweet And Lovely" [take 2] (Arnheim, LeMare, Tobias) - 3:58
    4. "North Of The Sunset" - 1:50
    5. "Ruby, My Dear" [take 3] - 5:35
    6. "(I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds) - 2:36
    7. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Noble) - 3:17
    8. "Everything Happens to Me" [take 3] (Adair, Dennis) - 3:25
    9. "Monk's Point" - 2:11
    10. "I Should Care" (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) - 1:56
    11. "Ask Me Now" [take 2] - 4:35
    12. "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" (Link, Marvell, Strachey) - 3:32
    13. "Introspection" - 2:14 Bonus track on CD
    14. "Darn That Dream" (DeLange, Van Heusen) - 3:41 Bonus track on CD
    15. "Dinah" (Akst, Lewis, Young) - 2:25 Bonus track on CD
    16. "Sweet and Lovely" (Arnheim, LeMare, Tobias) - 3:18 Bonus track on CD
    17. "Ruby, My Dear" - 4:48 Bonus track on CD
    18. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Daugherty, Neiburg, Reynolds) - 2:44 Bonus track on CD
    19. "I Hadn't Told Anyone Till You" (Noble) - 3:21 Bonus track on CD
    20. "Everything Happens to Me" (Adair, Dennis) - 5:20 Bonus track on CD
    21. "Ask Me Now" - 3:43 Bonus track on CD

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